|L to R: Sarah Kaboly, Valerie Kiltie, Lamont McClure, Kaija Farber, Joanne Messenlehner, |
Lori Vargo Heffner, John Morganelli, Geri Stofko Ameri
|Joanne Messenlehner with granddaughter |
Sarah Kaboly and daughter Mary Lou Kaboly
Messenlehner, who just turned 77, was recently honored by family and friends in a roast at Holy Family Manor (now called the Phoenix).
Lamont McClure, John Morganelli, Rich Grucela, Jane Wells Schooley and many other prominent politicians were there to pay their respects. So were numerous of her Bethlehem friends, including Valerie Kiltie, Kaija Farber, Mary Ann Ursu, Nancy Dieter Lilly and Connie Glagola.
Noting that she received a birthday card from Reichel Funeral Home, Messenlehner quipped, "They don't fool me. They only want my body."
She said America is already great. "If we weren't great, we wouldn't have so many people trying to come into this country."